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Alice Walker - Author

About the Author

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry including Meridian, By the Light of My Father's Smile and The Third Life of Grange Copeland.

Featured books by Alice Walker

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Set in the deep American South between the wars, THE COLOR PURPLE is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves. '

Other books by Alice Walker

Overcoming Speechlessness

Overcoming Speechlessness

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2018

Taking the Arrow out of the Heart

Taking the Arrow out of the Heart

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Alice Walker, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic, The Color Purple, returns with a poetry collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving. In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker examines our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful self-inquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of everyday life, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude. Whether she's urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold exploring the necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker demonstrates that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans.

Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2018

Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple';an American novel of permanent importance' (San Francisco Chronicle)crafts a bilingual collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving.Presented in both English and Spanish, Alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly seventy works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful self-inquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of baking frittatas, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude. Whether she's urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold the delicate necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker encourages us to honor the divine that lives inside all of us and brings her legendary free verse to the page once again, demonstrating that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans.

The World Will Follow Joy Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems)

The World Will Follow Joy Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems)

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2014

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing New Poems

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing New Poems

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2013

Alice Walker Collection

Alice Walker Collection

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2013

This stunning ebook collection brings together the complete works of Alice Walker's prose fiction and includes:THE THIRD LIFE OF GRANGE COPELAND;MERIDIAN;THE COLOR PURPLE;THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR;THE COMPLETE STORIES;BY THE LIGHT OF MY FATHER'S SMILE;THE WAY FORWARD IS WITH A BROKEN HEART; andNOW IS THE TIME TO OPEN YOUR HEART.Whether discovering Alice Walker for the first time or finding works by her that you haven't read before, this is a must-have collection from a true heavyweight of contemporary American letters.

Alice Walker Collection

Alice Walker Collection

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2013

This stunning ebook collection brings together the complete works of Alice Walker's non-fiction and includes:IN SEARCH OF OUR MOTHERS' GARDENS;LIVING BY THE WORD;THE SAME RIVER TWICE;ANYTHING WE LOVE CAN BE SAVED;WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR; andTHE CHICKEN CHRONICLESWhether discovering Alice Walker for the first time or finding works by her that you haven't read before, this is a must-have collection from a true heavyweight of contemporary American letters.

Color Purple Collection

Color Purple Collection

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2012

Three powerful novels by Alice Walker, beginning with her masterpiece The Color Purple, and following characters as they are drawn into critical confrontations with history The Color Purple is Walker's stunning, Pulitzer Prizewinning novel of courage in the face of oppression. Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she's badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home.In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple follow the lives of a brilliant cast of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie's own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. Possessing the Secret of Joy portrays Tashi's tribe, the Olinka, where young girls undergo circumcision as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi's inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she's been burdened over the years.

Third Life of Grange Copeland

Third Life of Grange Copeland

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2011

In one lifetime we have many chances to get it rightGrange Copeland, a deeply conflicted and struggling tenant farmer in the Deep South of the 1930s, leaves his family and everything he's ever known to find happiness and respect in the cold cities of the North. This misadventure, his ';second life,' proves a dismal failure that sends him back where he came from to confront his now-grown-up son's disastrous relationships with his own family, including Grange's granddaughter, Ruth Copeland, a child that Grange grows to love. Love becomes the substance of his third and final life. He spends it in devotion to Ruth, teaching and protecting herthough the cost of doing so is almost more than he can bear.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

In Love & Trouble

In Love & Trouble

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2011

Though they come from wildly different backgrounds, the women in these stories all strive for liberation from painful realities Here are stories of women traveling with the weight of broken dreams, with kids in tow, with doubt and regret, with memories of lost loves, with lovers who have their own hard pasts and hard edges. Some from the South, some from the North, some rich and some poor, the characters that inhabit In Love & Trouble all seek a measure of self-fulfillment, even as they struggle with difficult circumstances and limiting social conventions.The stories that make up Alice Walker's debut short fiction collection reflect her tenacious commitment to face brutal and sometimes melancholy truths while also illuminating the ways in which the courageous pursuit of love brings hope to even the most harrowing lives. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Meridian

Meridian

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2011

A woman puts her own happiness aside in pursuit of justice as the civil rights movement sweeps through the SouthAs she approaches the end of her teen years, Meridian Hill has already married, divorced, and given birth to a son. She's looking for a second chance, and at a small college outside Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1960s, Meridian discovers the civil rights movement. So fully does the cause guide her life that she's willing to sacrifice virtually anything to help transform the conditions of a people whose subjugation she shares. Meridian draws from Walker's own experiences working alongside some of the heroes of the civil rights movement, and the novel stands as a shrewd and affecting document of the dissolution of the Jim Crow South.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2011

In Alice Walker's second story collection, women stand their ground in the midst of crisis This collection builds on Alice Walker's earlier work, the much-praised In Love & Trouble. But unlike her first collection of stories, the women in these tenderly wrought tales face their problems head on, proving powerful and self-possessed even when degraded by otherssometimes by those closest to them. But even as the female protagonists face exploitation, social asymmetries, and casual cruelties, Walker leavens her stories with ample wit and, as always, an eye for the redemptive power of love. A collection that reveals a master of fiction approaching the fullness of her talent, these are the stories Walker produced while penning The Color Purple. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Once

Once

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2011

Alice Walker's first published book collects poems written as a student and on her first visit to AfricaFor readers seeking the origins of Alice Walker's potent, distinctive voice, this collection will provide ample insight. Composed while she was still a student at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1960s, these poems are already engaged with some of the moral dilemmas that have defined Walker's entire career. Luminous vignettes from her first trip to Africa give way to reflections on the flourishing civil rights movement, while an eye for the transformative power of love and beauty run through all twenty-seven entries. Walker's talents are prodigious, yet it's her pure moral and aesthetic clarity that impress most in this debut work.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Revolutionary Petunias

Revolutionary Petunias

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2011

The love poems of an author caught up in a hopeful and sometimes violent upheavalWhen Alice Walker published her second collection of poems in 1976, she had spent the previous decade deeply immersed in the civil rights movement. In these verses are her most visceral reactions to a moment in history that would shape the country, and that she herself influenced through words and advocacy. In hymns to ancestors, passionate polemics, and laments for lost possibilities, Walker addresses the problems of the past while keeping an eye on the possibilities of the future. Even in the midst of the call for change, these poems reveal a deep yearning for individual connection to others, as well as a deeply personal connection to nature. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful

Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2011

In Alice Walker's fourth collection of poetry, simple observations from a life well lived balance an unflinching examination of critical global worriesThe title of this collection comes from a Native American shaman who, reflecting on the terrible problems brought by white colonizers, nearly forgave them all because with the settlers came horses to the North American Plains. And, indeed, in these poems we find Alice Walker seeking a saving grace even in the most difficult circumstances, and in the hearts of the most brutal oppressors. Here Walker's attention turns toward the small moments and subliminal exchanges between lovers and enemies, even as her verse addresses concerns as vast as the choking of the planet by war and pollution.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2011

Walker's collection of early nonfiction serves as the manifesto of a young artistand an illuminating self-portraitWhat is a womanist? Alice Walker sets out to define the concept in this anthology of early essays and other nonfiction pieces. As she outlines it, a womanist is a person who prefers to side with the oppressed: with women, with people of color, with the poor. As a writer, Walker has always taken such people as her primary subjects, and her search for paths toward self-possession and freedom always holds out hope for the transformative power of compassion and love. Whether she's taking on nuclear proliferation, the promise and problems of the civil rights movement, or her own creative process, Walker always brings to bear a fearless determination to tell the truth. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Living by the Word

Living by the Word

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2011

In Walker's second collection of essays, the author helps readers understand her ambitions as an artist, citizen of the world, and spiritual seekerIn a follow-up to her collection of essays, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, Walker takes a look at a vast range of issues both personal and global, from her experience with the filming of The Color Purple, to the history of African-American narrative traditions, to global threats of pollution and nuclear war. Walker travels broadly and maintains an eye for detail, resulting in a captivating journey of conscience by one of the most distinctive political and artistic voices in America. Readers will find inspiration and insights in even the briefest entries of this enthralling anthology.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Color Purple

Color Purple

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2011

Alice Walker's masterpiece, a powerful novel of courage in the face of oppressionCelie has grown up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she's badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home. The Color Purple's deeply inspirational narrative, coupled with Walker's prodigious talent as a stylist and storyteller, have made the novel a contemporary classic of American letters.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Temple of My Familiar

Temple of My Familiar

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2011

In Walker's follow-up to The Color Purple, webs of characters are drawn toward critical confrontations with history In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple subtly shadow the lives of dozens of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie's own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. As Walker follows these astonishing characters, she weaves a new mythology from old fables and history, a profoundly spiritual explanation for centuries of shared African-American experience.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Possessing the Secret of Joy

Possessing the Secret of Joy

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2011

A woman must come to terms with the circumcision she endured as a child in AfricaIn Tashi's tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo circumcision as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi's inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she's been burdened over the years.In Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker exposes the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation in an unforgettable, moving novel.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Everyday Use

Everyday Use

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2006

Alice Walker's early story, Everyday Use, has remained a cornerstone of her work. Her use of quilting as a metaphor for the creative legacy that African Americans inherited from their maternal ancestors changed the way we define art, women's culture, and African American lives. By putting African American women's voices at the center of the narrative for the first time, Everyday Use anticipated the focus of an entire generation of black women writers. This casebook includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology of Walker's life, an authoritative text of Everyday Use and of In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, an interview with Walker, six critical essays, and a bibliography. The contributors are Charlotte Pierce-Baker, Houston A. Baker, Jr., Thadious M. Davis, Margot Anne Kelley, John O'Brien, Elaine Showalter, and Mary Helen Washington.

Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart

Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart

Author: Alice Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

The Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Color Purple, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar now gives us a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey. In Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart, Alice Walker has created a work that ranks among her ?nest achievements: the story of a womans spiritual adventure that becomes a passage through time, a quest for self, and a collision with love. Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married many times, she has lived a life rich with explorations of the natural world and the human soul. Now, at fifty-seven, she leaves her lover, Yolo, to embark on a new excursion, one that begins on the Colorado River, proceeds through the past, and flows, inexorably, into the future. As Yolo begins his own parallel voyage, Kate encounters celibates and lovers, shamans and snakes, memories of family disaster and marital discord, and emerges at a place where nothing remains but love. Told with the accessible style and deep feeling that are its authors hallmarks, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart is Alice Walkers most surprising achievement.From the Hardcover edition.

The Same River Twice

The Same River Twice

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2005

The real story behind the making of THE COLOR PURPLE in the author's own words In the early 1980s, The Color Purple was a runaway success, it had won the Pulitzer Prize and Steven Spielberg was making the book into a film. Yet behind all the critical success, Alice Walker suffered an extreme backlash as she became the object of attacks both personal and political. Her detractors claimed that she hated black men, that her work was injurious to black male and female relationships; and that her ideas about equality were harmful to the black community. Such was the ferocity of these attacks that she left her own community north of San Francisco and sought refuge in Mexico. On a personal level, her mother had suffered a major stroke and now Alice Walker herself fell gravely ill with the extremely debilitating condition, Lyme disease. To add to the trauma, her partner of many years announced he'd been having an affair. In her heartfelt and extremely personal account of this time, Alice Walker describes the experience of watching the film being made as she weathered the controversy surrounding it and came to terms with the changes in her own life.

Alice Walker: Living by the Word

Alice Walker: Living by the Word

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2005

'An extraordinarily diverse collection; pure Walker, fresh-eyed and sassy' NEW YORK TIMES Living by the Word is a memorable collection of essays, letters and journal extracts from Pulitzer Prize winner, Alice Walker. In her own immaculate prose, Alice Walker opens an intimate window to her world - whether it be her troubled relationship with her father, her upbringing amidst the poverty of rural Georgia, her daughter Rebecca, or simply her joy in choosing plants for her garden, planning the colours of her home, or relishing the taste of freshly picked vegetables. In other essays she explores themes such as the nature of dreams, justice, folklore and the role of ancestors. She details the story of Dessie Woods who was sent to jail for murdering her would-be rapist and highlights the role of racism and prejudice in the law's treatment of black women. Finally we travel with her on her journey to China, to Bali, and a visit to Nine Miles - the birthplace of the legendary Bob Marley.

Alice Walker: Collected Poems Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990

Alice Walker: Collected Poems Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2005

The collected poems of the Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE. 'I am the woman offering two flowers whose roots are twin. Justice and Hope Hope and Justice Let us begin' Alice Walker has been writing poetry since the summer of 1965, when she travelled to East Africa and began the collection ONCE while sitting beneath a tree facing Mount Kenya. Encompassing the collections ONCE, REVOLUTIONARY PETUNIAS & OTHER POEMS, GOOD NIGHT WILLIE LEE I'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING, and HORSES MAKE A LANDSCAPE LOOK MORE BEAUTIFUL as well as other poems, this is a wonderful, surprising, entertaining collection that offers a historical perspective on the evolution of both the poetry itself and the political and spiritual inspiration behind it.

In Search of Our Mother's Gardens

In Search of Our Mother's Gardens

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2005

The first collection of Alice Walker's non-fiction spanning fifteen years in the career of this remarkable writer. This collection of essays is a celebration of the legacy of creativity - especially the rich vein of women's stories and spirituality through the ages and how they nourish the present. Alice Walker traces the umbilical thread linking writers through history - from her discovery of Zora Neale Hurston and her collections of black folklore, to the work of Jean Toomer, Buchi Emecheta and Flannery O'Connor. She also looks back at the highs and lows of the civil rights movement, her early political development, and the place of women's traditions in art. Coining the expression 'womanist prose', these are essays that value women's culture and strength, and the handing on of the creative spark from one generation to another.

Now is the Time to Open Your Heart

Now is the Time to Open Your Heart

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

'A modern take on the Odyssey in which it is Penelope who wanders far from home before returning to her Odysseus' Sunday Telegraph Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married several times, she has lived a life full of exploration. Now, as she begins to feel the first ravages of age, she wants to find a new sense of meaning. She leaves her lover Yolo on a journey down the Colorado river - a journey that will force her to re-explore her past and her future, and her connection to the real world. On her travels she meets shamans and the mysterious spiritual world of the native Indian. Yolo too begins his own journey as he travels to Hawaii and meets a former lover whose life is being destroyed by the excesses of American society. As Kate and Yolo gain shifting insights into the world around them, will their paths diverge or lead back to each other? This is a novel very much in tune with the zeitgeist - Alice Walker argues that we need to look inwards and develop a more open attitude in order to combat the pervasive climate of fear and distrust.

Anything We Love Can Be Saved

Anything We Love Can Be Saved

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2005

From the author of THE COLOR PURPLE, a unique collection of essays about her life and her activism 'The passion of lyricism that Alice Walker put to such good use in her novel The Color Purple is here in this collection of essays' Fay Weldon, Mail on Sunday In a world where cynicism and political apathy is commonplace, it is refreshing and inspiring to read the words of Alice Walker. For she believes that the things we treasure, and the world we live in, can all be saved if only we will act. Beginning with an autobiographical essay about the roots of her own activism, Alice Walker then goes on to explore diverse public issues such as single parenthood, freedom of the press, civil rights and religion.

By the Light of My Father's Smile

By the Light of My Father's Smile

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2005

'Alice Walker in this, the most beautiful, the most compassionate, the most sensuous of novels, has created a masterpiece. It is one of the most life-enhancing novels you could hope to read. Flawless' Mary Louden, THE TIMES 'All your life you have the necessary illusion that you know all there is to know about heartbreak. I hate to the one to tell you about the heartbreak you will experience after you die . . .' A family goes to the remote sierras of Mexico - the writer-to--be Susannah; her sister Magdalena; their father and mother. There, amid indigenous people called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they ever could have dreamed. This is a deeply sensual novel that explores the richness of female sexuality as a celebration of life, affirming the belief 'that it is the triumphant heart, not the conquered heart, that forgives. And that love is both timeless and beyond'.

The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2005

A fantastic collection of stories - funny, touching, surprising - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE 'Stories are, after all, like a thumbprint. Unique to the soul and heart they are by creation attached' Comprising two volumes - In Love and Trouble and You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down - The Complete Stories is a rich smorgasbord of tales that showcase three decades of the author's work. They show the immense range of Alice Walker's talent, from humour to stories of love, race and politics, reaffirming her position as one of the most important writers of the past 50 years.

The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart

The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2005

From the author of THE COLOR PURPLE, fiction and autobiography blend in this fabulously rich collection of short stories 'These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called freedom, precipitously out on so many emotional limbs, it was as if I had been born; and in fact I was being reborn as the woman I was to become' The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart starts with a lyrical, autobiographical story of the breakdown of a marriage during the early years of the civil rights movement. Alice Walker then goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage. Filled with wonder at the capacity of humans to move through love and loss, this is an uplifting read that showcases the authors warmth, wit and wisdom.

Meridian

Meridian

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2004

The second novel written by Alice Walker, preceding THE COLOUR PURPLE is a heartfelt and moving story about one woman's personal revolution as she joins the Civil Rights Movement. Set in the American South in the 1960s it follows Meridian Hill, a courageous young woman who dedicates herself heart and soul to her civil rights work, touching the lives of those around her even as her own health begins to deteriorate. Hers is a lonely battle, but it is one she will not abandon, whatever the costs. This is classic Alice Walker, beautifully written, intense and passionate.

The Third Life of Grange Copeland

The Third Life of Grange Copeland

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2004

Alice Walker's powerful first novel. Alice Walker's first book recounts the lives of three generations growing up in Georgia, where the author herself grew up. Grange Copeland is a black tenant farmer who is forced to leave his land and family in search of a better future. He heads North but discovers that the racism and poverty he experienced in the South are, in fact, everywhere. When he returns to Georgia years later he finds that his son Brownfield has been imprisoned for the murder of his wife. But hope comes in the form of the third generation as the guardian of the couple's youngest daughter, Grange Copeland, who glimpses a chance of both spiritual and social freedom.

The Temple of My Familiar

The Temple of My Familiar

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2004

'A romance of the last 500,000 years' from the Pulitzer prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE. A visionary cast of characters weave together their past and present in a brilliantly intricate tapestry of tales.It is the story of the dispossessed and displaced, of peoples whose history is ancient and whose future is yet to come. Here we meet Lissie, a woman of many pasts; Arveyda the great guitarist and his Latin American wife who has had to flee her homeland; Suwelo, the history teacher, and his former wife Fanny who has fallen in love with spirits. Hovering tantalisingly above their stories are Miss Celie and Shug, the beloved characters from THE COLOUR PURPLE.

Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth

Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth

Author: Alice Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2003

Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth is a tender, poignant, yet uplifting collection of poems which reflect on recent world events. She writes about love, about friendship; she writes about racism, about war and about nationhood. Written in her inimitable style, with humour and compassion, her poems offer hope as we live through the new millennium.

The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart

The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2002

Unusual and revealing, this collection opens with a passionate account of Alice Walker's early marriage to a Jewish lawyer and their life in racist Mississippi, giving voice to idealism, lost love and hope. Ten further stories expand on this theme: tales of sisters, family, love for men and for women. They consider issues of racism, slavery, politics, sex. Alice Walker's voice, her lyricism, her magical use of detail to illuminate and add sensuality, have never seemed stronger. Rich, funny, impassioned and honest, here is a book which charts a life in progress, an identity explored. Alice Walker has always written books that have broken moulds. Her new one once again redraws the landscape.

Meridian

Meridian

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2001

The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart

The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart

Author: Alice Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2001

The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2000

Gleaned from her experiences as a child and young adult in America's Deep South and her life as an activist, lover, mother and teacher, this collection showcases three decades of the work from one of the most gifted writers of our time.

By the Light of My Father's Smile

By the Light of My Father's Smile

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2000

By the Light of My Father's Smile

By the Light of My Father's Smile

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/1999

By the Light of My Father's Smile

By the Light of My Father's Smile

Author: Alice Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1998

By The Light Of My Father's Smile is the story of two sisters, Susannah and Magdalena, seen through the eyes of their dead father, now in the spirit world. Highly contemporary, sexually explicit, disturbing and tough, it explores how love and relationships are distorted by dishonesty and deceit.

The Same River Twice Honoring the Difficult

The Same River Twice Honoring the Difficult

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/1998

In this, her first full-length work of autobiography, Alice Walker recounts how fame, illness, controversy and the Pulitzer Prize impacted on her life, her work and her evolution as an artist.

The Same River Twice

The Same River Twice

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1997

The Third Life of Grange Copeland

The Third Life of Grange Copeland

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1996

Last published in 1991, a novel about violence within the black community and the need to overcome domination and oppression without damaging others. From the author of THE COLOR PURPLE, POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY and TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR.

Color Purple

Color Purple

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/1996

The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

Author: Alice Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/1994

Possessing The Secret Of Joy

Possessing The Secret Of Joy

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/1993

When Alice Walker finished writing The Color Purple she realised that she needed to tell the story of Tashi, a minor character, who had left Africa but had taken her wound with her to America . This is Tashi's story, told in her words and the voices of the people who loved her. This extraordinarily courageous and compelling novel explores the tragic consequences of Tashi's decision to go through the female initiation ceremony.

Her Blue Body Everything We Know Earthling Poems, 1965-90 Complete

Her Blue Body Everything We Know Earthling Poems, 1965-90 Complete

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1992

This anthology represents Alice Walker's complete earlier poetry, from the summer of 1965 when she traveled to East Africa andbegan the poems that would form her first collection, through herpoetry of the civil rights movement and beyond. Revelatory introductionsto each group of poems provide a special insight into the evolvingconsciousness of one of the most remarkable and provocative literaryminds of our time.

The Temple of My Familiar

The Temple of My Familiar

Author: Alice Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/1989

Revolutionary Petunias

Revolutionary Petunias

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/1988

Living by the Word Selected Writings, 1973-87

Living by the Word Selected Writings, 1973-87

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/1988

Good-night Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning

Good-night Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/1987

Once

Once

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1986

Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful

Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful

Author: Alice Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/1985

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